Alone in the wilderness, Cole found peace.
But he's not alone anymore.
Cole Matthews used to be a violent kid, but a year in exile on a
remote Alaskan island has a way of changing your perspective. After
being mauled by a Spirit Bear, Cole started to heal. He even
invited his victim, Peter Driscal, to join him on the island and
they became friends.
But now their time in exile is over, and Cole and Peter are
heading back to the one place they're not sure they can handle:
high school. Gangs and violence haunt the hallways, and Peter's
limp and speech impediment make him a natural target. In a school
where hate and tension are getting close to the boiling point, the
monster of rage hibernating inside Cole begins to stir.
Ben Mikaelsen's riveting saga of survival and self-awareness
continues in the sequel to his gripping Touching Spirit
Bear. This time, he weaves a tale of urban survival where
every day is a struggle to stay sane. As the problems in his school
grow worse, Cole realizes that it's not enough just to change
himself. He has to change his world.